The little bird I made for my wire coat hanger was my first try at making one from scratch (if you exclude the "voodoo doll" I made for the mini art journal challenge).
You will need:
- two pieces of contrasting medium weight material
- two buttons
- a piece of felted wool
- something to stuff them with (I used fabric scraps from my overlocker!)
1- Print out the pattern. Make sure it is to scale or whatever size you want it. Seam allowance is 1/4".
|Click on this picture and print out.|
2- Cut out fabric. Use the felted wool to cut out the wings.
4-Sew the top part to one of the sides, starting from the beak, wrong sides together. Repeat with other side.
The bottom should be sewn up to where the beak starts.
6- Sew the two sides together at the beak.
7- Turn the bird inside out. Stuff it well, so it keeps its shape. Sing a song, you're done!